Sonic Foundry just spread the news about their new interface and possibilities of their Mediasite video platform. In this so-called eBook, which I would rather call an e-brochure, Sonic Foundry gives a clear insight of the latest version 7.2.2
According to Tom Irons, the new Mediasite interface enhances student engagement in 3 or more ways. You can listen and watch the on-demand webinar by clicking at the end of this e-brochure.
The brochure itself gives 5 reasons and ways in which you should use Mediasite. After a short introduction to what engagement means and why it’s important, the 5 new ways to Boost Student Engagement are shared and gives us insight in the new features of MyMediasite which include quizzes inside a video, real-time feedback, annotations on timeline, ask and answer questions and active learning with Mediasite. As I mentioned before, to be honest, this eBook could be better described as an e-brochure, because it’s a way to inform customers about the new features of Mediasite. However, I’m a key-user of Mediasite and MyMediasite and I can say the brochure really gives a good overview of the new interactive features of Mediasite, so I recommend reading it and listening to the on-demand webinar, which you can speed up or fast forward if you want. To get the most out of Mediasite however, a brochure or eBook isn’t enough, I would recommend visiting the seminars, user conferences or webinars which are organised regularly on different scales.
Book review by Tom Visscher, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands